Radio Fun 2018

Two big events in February and March highlight Hurley Children’s Hospital success stories and raise much-needed funds for treatment for sick and injured children.

Two radio stations teamed up with the Hurley Foundation for a two-day radiothon Feb. 9 and 10, broadcasting live from the West Lobby at Hurley Children’s Hospital.

On March 3, Hurley Medical Center’s 37th Annual Benefit Ball provides food, fun, entertainment and more in an elegant atmosphere, while raising money for Hurley programs.

WIOG-FM (102.5) Cares for Kids and

Cure for Cancer did a live broadcast simultaneously at Hurley from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. It was the first time the two stations broadcasted the event together.

Listeners heard stories from mid-Michigan families, who “relied on Hurley Children’s  Hospital to help their children, whether they were born prematurely, survived traumatic accidents, are dealing with chronic medical conditions, or are brave cancer warriors,” said Elizabeth Wenstrom-Williams, Hurley Foundation Manager.

The annual radiothon raises funds from listeners who are inspired by the hospital’s success stories highlighted during the broadcast. Small donations — and big ones —  go toward supporting Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic, Pediatric and Pediatric Intensive Care Units, and the Child Life Program at Hurley Children’s Hospital. For $10 a month or a $120 one-time donation, donors will be named “Miracle Makers.” But any amount is welcomed.

 “No amount is too small and no amount is too big,” Wenstrom-Williams said..

To donate, you can visit the Hurley Foundation’s secure website at

The spotlight switches to the Hurley Ball in March, The highly-anticipated black-tie gala, with a Speakeasy theme this year, includes a spirited cocktail hour, first-class dining, dancing, a silent auction, and entertainment. More than 400 people attend the yearly event.

“Every year the theme and focus of the proceeds change to give guests a different feel to the event,” Wenstrom-Williams said.

Proceeds from the event will support Hurley’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and other vital programs.

For about future sponsorship information, contact Wenstrom-Williams at 810.262.7005 or [email protected].

Both events are organized by the Hurley Foundation, a nonprofit organization organized in 1993 to support Hurley’s commitment to clinical excellence and mission, while engaging donors and volunteers to contribute resources for hospital programs and initiatives. If you would like to get involved, please contact the Foundation Office at 810.262.9667.

Wendi Fournier is the author of the upcoming young adult novel series “The Adriance Chronicles.” She enjoys creating environmental awareness, empowering youth, playing outside with her family, watching way too many paranormal TV shows, and living an eco-friendly lifestyle.

By Wendi Fournier

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